Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ | 10-27 W
Oct 17 8″ | 15-20 N
Oct 1 2″ | 5-15 SE
10,000′     12/14 at 11:00
7.5℉
NW - 14mph
Gusts 19mph
9100′   12/14 at 12:00
16℉
45″ Depth
Bottom Line: As winds increase today into tonight, the avalanche danger will increase in wind loaded areas. Watch for recent wind loading and examine how the new snow is bonding to the surface it fell on. If you observe cracking, collapsing, recent avalanches, or propagation in your stability test, look for lower angle terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 29

None
Thu May 2

None
Thu Sep 26

None
Mon Oct 21

None
Tue Oct 22

None

Avalanche Activity- Cooke City Area

Photos- Cooke City Area

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  • Snowmobilers around Cooke City observed numerous natural and human triggered avalanches in the days following a significant storm system. 24" of new snow fell over two days with strong wind from the west. With the existence of persistent weak layers, new snow, and wind we expect to see continued avalanche activity. Photo: Joe Sledneck

  • We hiked in to put up the Flanders weather station on 9/25 and found a spotty distribution of 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 9 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 8 to 10 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 19 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered snow showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. West southwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered snow showers after 11am.  Mostly cloudy and cold, with a temperature rising to near 14 by noon, then falling to around 3 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 8 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 14 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Isolated snow showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 3. Wind chill values as low as -15. West wind 7 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 12. West wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Cold

    High: 12 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -3 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 18.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 18 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 12 by 4am.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 25.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 25 °F

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